Mikulski Papers Project Archivist

General Summary/Purpose

The Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries seeks qualified candidates for the position of Barbara Mikulski Papers Project Archivist. The Project Archivist will complete the processing of the print archives of celebrated former Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski, a project that began in 2018. As the longest-serving woman in congressional history, Senator Mikulski is a significant figure both to Maryland and the United States. This is a 12 month, full-time appointment that is not renewable.

The Sheridan Libraries and University Museums are strongly committed to diversity. A strategic goal of the Libraries and Museums is to work toward achieving diversity when recruiting new staff and promoting existing staff. The Libraries and Museums prize initiative, creativity, professionalism, and teamwork. For information on the Sheridan Libraries, visit www.library.jhu.edu.For information on Evergreen Museum and Library and Homewood Museum, visit www.museums.jhu.edu

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the University Archivist, the Project Archivist’s duties include:
  • Arrange, describe, and preserve the remaining 300 cubic feet of an approximately 1300 cubic feet of correspondence, reports, briefings, casework, and other records documenting the career of former Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski
  • Communicate with Senator Mikulski and related individuals about the project’s progress
  • Create a finding aid compliant with archival description and communication standards such as Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and Encoded Archival Description (EAD)
  • Coordinate creation of cataloging records with Technical Services unit
  • Survey collection and develop a processing plan
  • Supervise student workers
  • Identify conservation issues in collections and collaborate with Conservation and Preservation department to address these concerns as appropriate

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library science, archival studies, or related field required.
  • Two years professional experience
  • Experience processing archival collections
  • Familiarity with archival metadata standards, including DACS, EAD, and EAC-CPF
  • Familiarity with electronic records management issues
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience processing collections of congressional papers
  • Educational background in public policy, political science, or a related field
  • Experience implementing archival metadata standards
  • Experience working with an archival content management system such as Archivist’s Toolkit or ArchivesSpace

Classified Title:Archivist
Working Title: Mikulski Papers Project Archivist ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PC
Starting Salary Range:$50,700 - $69,780
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm; 37.5 hours/ week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus
Department name: 10000072-Scholarly Resources &Special Collections
Personnel area: Libraries

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
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